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Iowa man says his dog shot him while they were playing




FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — With best friends like these, who needs enemies?

An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday.

Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his lap. The 51-year-old said when the pitbull-labrador mix bounded back up, he must have disabled the safety on the gun in his belly band and stepped on the trigger.

The gun fired, striking one of Remme’s legs. He was treated at a hospital and released later that day.

“The dog’s a big wuss,” Remme told The Messenger. “The poor dog laid down beside me and cried, because he thought he was in trouble for doing something wrong … He’s afraid of the dark, he’s afraid of water.”

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